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Physio-Pilates with Sigrid

Sigrid is originally from the UK and is a Matwork Pilates Teacher through the method of Body Control Pilates. She has gone on to train further in specialist qualifications such as Pilates for lower back pain, bone health, Pilates for antenatal and post natal and myofascial release techniques.

Sigrid discovered the benefits of Pilates initially through her ballet training and immediately felt and saw results. It was the benefit of movement and Pilates that allowed her to remain strong and injury free throughout her life.

What are the benefits of this class?
  • Improved muscular strength and endurance
  • Improved cardiovascular and physical fitness
  • Decreased risk of pregnancy related complications, such as pregnancy induced hypertension and gestational diabetes
  • Reduced back pain
  • Reduced pelvic pain
  • Reduced fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression

Physio Pilates Stretch with Diana

Pilates Stretch: Unlocking Flexibility and Restoring Balance

Pilates Stretch is a specialized component of Pilates that focuses on lengthening and releasing tension in the muscles, promoting flexibility, and restoring balance to the body. This gentle yet effective practice offers a rejuvenating and revitalizing experience, leaving you feeling stretched, relaxed, and more in tune with your body.

In Pilates Stretch, the emphasis is on deep stretching and elongation of the muscles, allowing them to release built-up tension and tightness. Through a series of controlled and mindful movements, you'll target specific muscle groups, elongating them while maintaining proper alignment and engaging the core.

The key to Pilates Stretch lies in its unique approach that combines both dynamic and static stretching techniques. Dynamic stretches involve moving through a range of motion with fluidity and control, warming up the muscles and increasing circulation. Static stretches, on the other hand, involve holding a position for a prolonged period, allowing the muscles to relax and lengthen gradually.

During a Pilates Stretch session, you'll be guided through a variety of stretches that target different parts of the body, from the spine and hips to the shoulders and legs. Each stretch is performed mindfully, with an emphasis on breathing deeply and releasing tension with each exhale. The integration of breath and movement helps to deepen the stretch and promote a sense of relaxation.

Pilates Stretch offers numerous benefits beyond increased flexibility. Regular practice can improve posture, enhance joint mobility, and alleviate muscle imbalances. The gentle stretching movements also promote better circulation and blood flow, helping to reduce muscle soreness and promote overall recovery.

Pilates Stretch sessions are suitable for individuals of all fitness levels, including those recovering from injuries or with limited flexibility. The stretches can be modified or adjusted to accommodate specific needs or limitations, ensuring a safe and effective practice for everyone.

As you engage in Pilates Stretch, you'll experience a renewed sense of connection between your body and mind. The focused attention on each stretch cultivates a mindful state, allowing you to deepen your body awareness and develop a greater appreciation for the intricacies of your own movement patterns.

Embrace the transformative power of Pilates Stretch and give yourself the gift of enhanced flexibility, relaxation, and restored balance. Through the gentle and deliberate stretching techniques of Pilates, you'll unlock the full potential of your body, allowing it to move with greater freedom and ease. Incorporate Pilates Stretch into your routine and experience the profound benefits it offers for your overall well-being.

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Physio-Pilates barre with Kelly

A music-driven fusion of Physio-Pilates, all-over body awareness, strength, flexibility, and barre balance, this class sculpts your body, focuses your mind, and sends you back into your day feeling fully alive and revitalised.

Beginner-Intermediate Physio-Pilates Classes

Beginner Pilates: Building a Strong Foundation for Health and Well-being

Beginner Pilates is a perfect starting point for those who are new to the world of Pilates or seeking to establish a solid foundation in this transformative exercise method. Designed with newcomers in mind, these classes offer a gentle introduction to the core principles and fundamental movements of Pilates, paving the way for a journey of strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

In Beginner Pilates, the emphasis is on learning proper alignment, mastering basic Pilates techniques, and developing a strong mind-body connection. Under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor, you'll be introduced to the foundational exercises that form the building blocks of Pilates. These exercises target the core muscles, improve posture, and increase body awareness.

The pace of Beginner Pilates classes is generally slower, allowing ample time for understanding and practicing each movement. Clear and detailed instructions are provided to ensure proper form and execution, enabling you to perform the exercises safely and effectively. Modifications and variations are often offered to cater to different fitness levels and accommodate any specific needs or limitations.

One of the key benefits of Beginner Pilates is its accessibility. You don't need any prior experience or a certain level of fitness to start. The exercises can be adapted to suit individuals of all ages and abilities. Whether you're recovering from an injury, looking to improve your posture, or simply seeking a gentle yet effective form of exercise, Beginner Pilates provides a welcoming entry point.

As you progress through Beginner Pilates, you'll begin to notice a range of positive changes. Increased core strength, improved flexibility, enhanced balance, and heightened body awareness are just some of the benefits that emerge over time. Moreover, the focus on controlled movements and mindful breathing promotes relaxation and stress reduction, nurturing a sense of overall well-being.

Beginner Pilates is more than just a workout; it lays the groundwork for a lifelong practice that can transform your physical and mental health. By starting with the basics, you'll gradually build strength, gain confidence, and develop a solid understanding of Pilates principles, setting the stage for future advancement in your practice.

Embrace the journey of Beginner Pilates and discover the transformative power of this method. With patience, consistency, and the support of a qualified instructor, you'll cultivate a strong foundation, empowering yourself to progress and explore the countless possibilities that Pilates offers. Begin your Pilates journey today and embark on a path towards improved strength, flexibility, and a deeper connection to your body.

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Bone Strengthening Pilates with Sigrid

Bone Strengthening Pilates is a dynamic and effective exercise method that not only tones muscles and improves flexibility but also plays a crucial role in enhancing bone health. This specialized form of Pilates focuses on stimulating and strengthening the skeletal system, making it an ideal choice for individuals looking to fortify their bones and promote overall vitality.

Central to Bone Strengthening Pilates are exercises designed to exert controlled pressure on the bones, encouraging the production of new bone tissue and increasing bone density. By engaging in weight-bearing movements and resistance training, this exercise regimen provides a potent stimulus to the bones, leading to improved bone strength and reduced risk of osteoporosis.

The unique blend of stretching, alignment, and core-strengthening exercises in Bone Strengthening Pilates ensures that every movement is performed mindfully, with a focus on proper posture and body mechanics. This attention to alignment helps to alleviate stress on the joints and enhances overall body stability, which is particularly beneficial for individuals with existing bone conditions or those recovering from injuries.

One of the key aspects of Bone Strengthening Pilates is its adaptability. The exercises can be modified to accommodate varying levels of fitness and bone health. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced practitioner, this method offers a progressive approach that allows you to gradually increase the intensity and challenge of the exercises over time.

Beyond its physical benefits, Bone Strengthening Pilates also promotes mental well-being. The mind-body connection emphasized in Pilates encourages mindfulness and focus, which can reduce stress and enhance relaxation. As you flow through the exercises, you'll develop a heightened sense of body awareness and a deeper appreciation for the intricate interplay between your bones, muscles, and breath.

Regular practice of Bone Strengthening Pilates can yield remarkable results. Increased bone density, improved muscular strength, enhanced balance, and heightened overall vitality are just some of the positive outcomes you can expect. This form of exercise offers a comprehensive solution to bone health, equipping you with the tools to lead an active and fulfilling life.

Whether you're seeking to prevent bone loss, recover from an injury, or simply maintain strong and healthy bones, Bone Strengthening Pilates provides a holistic and effective approach. Embrace this empowering exercise method, and let it guide you towards a stronger, more resilient version of yourself, both inside and out.

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